The Shield Link was an item which cost 15,000 bolts. It was used by Merc and Green. It allowed a shield to be placed around the other helper bot or Ratchet to protect them while turning a node, shooting out a rail or performing similar tasks. This gadget was very helpful and helped Team Darkstar work more as a team to complete objectives. The symbol for the item was a hand.
- Ratchet: Deadlocked (first appearance)